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7 Things About Oksana Grigorieva

Russian model/singer Oksana Grigorieva is a classically trained pianist and once wrote a hit song for Josh Groban. Here are seven facts about the woman who is currently on Mel Gibson's hate list. Plus, watch her music video for "Beautiful Heartache."

7 Things You Might Not Know About Oksana Grigorieva

Humble Beginnings

Oksana was born in Saransk, Russia, and was raised in Ukraine. Her parents were music professors.

Classically Trained

At the age of 15, she moved to Moscow to attend university in order to learn piano, which she said she'd sometimes play 10 hours a day.

London Calling

At 25, Oskana moved to London to study music at the Royal College of Music. She modeled to make ends meet and starred in low-budget films, including "A to Zen."

007 Connection

While in London, Oksana met actor Timothy Dalton, who played James Bond in two films, and the two married in 1997. They have a son together, Alexander.

Meeting Mel

After splitting with Dalton in 2007, Oksana moved to the U.S. to teach music. She met Mel Gibson in Boston where he was filming "Edge of Darkness."

Claim to Fame

Oksana gained attention as a songwriter in 2006, after the song that she wrote, "Un Dia Llegara," became popular on the Josh Groban album, "Awake."

"Beautiful Heartache"

In 2009, Mel executive produced and directed a music video for her album "Beautiful Heartache." Watch the video: